By: Juliette Jagger (@juliettejagger)
Artist: GREY // WATER
From Hamilton indie pop outfit GREY // WATER, “Jimmy” is a sort of blissful summertime jam that is caught somewhere between that warm full body high that tends to accompany new love, and the pressure to change and evolve into something new.
Artist: DANI Le Rose
Song: “I’ve Told Lies”
Vancouver songstress DANI Le Rose has returned with a brand new single entitled, “I’ve Told Lies.” To me she’s like a less plastic, more interesting Lana Del Rey in that her songs are always sultry slow-burners and they seem to allude to something seedy lurking just beneath the surface.
Artist: Amelie No
Song: “Stranger Body”
Quebec-based soul artist Amelie No has just served up this tasty gem. “Stranger Body” is a song about resilience and adaptation. It’s about recognizing internal change is both beautiful and terrifying, and that peace of mind is a byproduct of acceptance.
Artist: Playing To Vapors
Album/EP: Shred The Master Design
Off of their recently released debut album, Shred The Master Design, “Switchblade” from Columbus-based alternative outfit Playing To Vapors is steeped in everything from shoegaze to prog rock to a sort of melodic artiness that is reminiscent of Brandon Boyd.
Artist: Come On
Song: “Don’t Walk On The Kitchen Floor”
Album/EP: Come On
If “Don’t Walk On The Kitchen Floor” sounds like a really rad art rock tune from the 1970s, that’s because it is. Come On were a regular fixture on New York’s downtown scene in the latter half of the decade, but only released two singles during their short existence. One of them was this stark, agitated little beauty, which Manufactured Recordings has picked up for re-release.